exploratory operation


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operation

 [op″er-a´shun]
1. any action performed with instruments or by the hands of a surgeon; see also method, procedure, surgery, and technique. For specific operations, see the specific name, such as blalock-taussig operation.
2. the performance of a mental or physical task in an orderly manner.
cosmetic operation one intended to remove or correct a deformity in an esthetically acceptable manner.
exploratory operation incision into the body for determination of the cause of otherwise unexplainable symptoms.
flap operation any operation involving the raising of a flap of tissue.
intellectual o's in space the mental manipulation of spatial relationships, a cognitive performance component of occupational therapy.
radical operation one involving extensive resection of tissues for the complete extirpation of disease.

exploratory operation

Etymology: L, explorare, to search out, operari, to work
surgical intervention to find the cause of a disorder by opening a body cavity or organ and examining the interior.

operation

1. any action performed with instruments or by the hands of a surgeon; a surgical procedure.
2. an agricultural, farming undertaking, e.g. cow-calf operation; an enterprise.
3. any effect produced by a therapeutic agent. For specific operations, see the specific name, such as Caslick operation.

cosmetic operation
one intended to remove or correct a deformity in an esthetically acceptable manner.
covered operation
one performed without exposing the part to the external air or to the possibility of confined tissues or organs escaping, e.g. covered castration.
exploratory operation
incision into the body for determination of the cause of otherwise unexplainable symptoms.
flap operation
any operation involving the raising of a flap of tissue.
radical operation
one involving extensive resection of tissues for the complete extirpation of disease.
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SUNDERLAND will know the extent of Kenwyne Jones' injury lay-off within the next 24 hours, with the striker set to undergo an exploratory operation on his knee today.
Having feared their influential 29-year-old all-rounder would be ruled out for the whole summer - including the Test and one-day series against India - an exploratory operation on his troublesome left ankle yesterday indicated he should return later this year.
A club statement said: "Gary Neville has undergone an exploratory operation on his right ankle and he will miss the FA Cup final.
The Boro defender has had an exploratory operation on his left knee and the club are currently awaiting the full results of the investigation.
Warwickshire are also waiting for England spinner Ashley Giles to return from Colorado to discover the full extent of the hip injury that required an exploratory operation last week.
Tom went to see the specialist and he's decided to do an exploratory operation to have a look around inside the knee joint.
The problem flared up again yesterday and he will undergo an exploratory operation today.
The exploratory operation was carried out at the Harley Street London Clinic on Friday and he is expected to stay in for two weeks.
The Hibs boss said: "Danny has gone down to have an exploratory operation in an attempt to get to the bottom of his injury.
The advice was to have an exploratory operation, but Dimitar wants to play through it.
Flintoff is due to have an exploratory operation on his left ankle this weekend to determine the extent of the damage, with critics claiming he may never again be able to function as a top-class all-rounder.
The 27-year-old Middlesbrough defender had an exploratory operation on Monday on his left knee and, although he is likely to miss the first fortnight of pre-season training, he is expected to be fit for the opening fixture of the new Premiership campaign on August 11.

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